First look at this year’s Rockefeller Center tree

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Wallkill, New York (NBC) – This year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been revealed in upstate New York.

The Norway Spruce is currently in the town of Wallkill in Orange County. It stands 72 feet tall and is about 75 years old. With a diameter of 45 feet, the spruce weighs an estimated 12 tons.

The giant tree will be cut down on November 8 and then travel 75 miles to midtown Manhattan, where it will arrive two days later.

About 50,000 LED lights and a new Swarovski crystal star will adorn the tree, which will be lit on November 28 during a special airing from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. nationally on NBC.

The Christmas tree will remain on display through January 7.

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